The Energy day took place in October 2010 at the Ashdown Forest Centre.
The children learnt about many different types of energy and how they can be sourced from their local environment - the High Weald. They explored past energy sources such as fire-making techniques, present uses such as woodfuel and looked at future options such as solar thermal.
What the teachers thought of the Sustainable Energy Day:
‘I felt this was pitched perfectly, in terms of length and learning, for Years 5 and 6'
‘The past zone was highly interactive and engaged pupils fully. The tree felling was exciting and the solar panels were a very useful starting point for us to follow up in school’.
If you are a primary school in the High Weald and you would like to participate in our next Sustainable Energy Day at the Ashdown Forest Centre please contact High Weald AONB Unit.
For ideas on running your own energy themed activities, numerous teaching resources have been developed for primary schools. Educational facilities and field trips are also available at the Ashdown Forest Centre
If you are a school in the Weald Forest Ridge area you are welcome to contact us to discover more about the subsidised educational workshops and activities on offer through Weald Forest Ridge educational programme.
The project is being funded by the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the High Weald Joint Advisory Committee's Sustainable Development Fund.